Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4 Zip
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Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4 Zip

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4 Zip is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 237.
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Product Description Item No.   10281544

The Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4 Zip is a fleece pullover for casual outings and fall day hikes. As summer gives way to fall, slip into the comfortable regular fit fleece to ward off the cool, crisp air and enjoy the outdoors before hunkering down into winter. The sweater-like appearance looks right at home with your well-worn jeans while still looking clean enough for dinner in town. Pop open the 1/4 length zipper when the sun reaches its height and it'll be ready to pull back up once the temperature falls back down in the evening. A single chest pocket ensures your phone or a snack bar remain close, you never know when you gotta text your best bud or stave off the hunger before lunch.

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FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Better Sweater 1/4 Zip

  • Made of bluesign approved 100% Polyester fleece with sweater-knit face, fleece interior and heathered overdye yarns
  • Dyed with a low-impact process that significantly reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water
  • Quarter-zip pullover with zip-through stand-up collar
  • Raglan sleeves for mobility and pack-wearing comfort; interior fleece wicks moisture
  • Zippered left-chest pocket
  • Shape-holding micrpolyester jersey trim at cuffs and bottom hem provides added abrasion resistance
  • Flat-seam construction reduces bulk and helps eliminate seam chafe
  • Hip length

- + Product Specifications
Weight: 17.6 oz
Fabric Details: 100% Polyester
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Fabric Weight: 10 oz / Square Yard
Clothing Fabric: Polyester
Eco Friendly: Yes
Gender: Mens
Features: Moisture Wicking, Insulated, Bluesign Approved, Packable, Water-resistant
Best Use: Casual
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Sleeve Length: Long Sleeve
Zip: 1/4
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a favorite! Bought this for my son's birthday. He is 5'11 & 175 lbs and I ordered a large. He always wears a t shirt under things so this sweater fit him really well. Not too tight and not too loose. It is super soft and he is already wanting another in a different color. He loves it. I have also ordered another in size small for my other son that is 5'8 & 140 lbs.
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it ! I bought this for my boyfirend. We both love this sweater it is cool but also classic. He can wear it with everything and it keeps him warm! Will probably get it in another color
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really is a better sweater. Patagonia has made another great product! It's warm, functional and feels like a hug every time I wear it. The chest pocket is great for my phone, it's a good layer under my winter coat or acts as a jacket on a brisk fall day and it's stayed soft after numerous washes. I've been told I need to wear something else, but I don't want to, my sweater is better that any other sweater.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 1/4 zip I have quite a few 1/4 zip pullovers, mostly the Kirkland variety which I love, these things are so great for some living at the 42nd parallel. Decided to splurge, pamper myself a bit, and spend the extra money to get the Patagonia Better Sweater. It is just polyester, it is made in Thailand, but it is nice. Only had it about a month, have worn it 4 or 5 times already and is holding up nicely. Haven't washed it yet so not sure how it will do in the washer. My daughter liked it so much she asked for one for Christmas which I obliged. So far, great purchase.
Date published: 2015-11-13
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Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best price! I bought this gorgeous sweater for my son for Christmas. I did extensive online searches for the best price and found it here. I was able to use almost $12 in rewards points, plus got 25% off. The color is beautiful. I can't wait to give it to him!
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good as the old style, but still good. As with everything Patagucci, this is a solid piece. I bought it to replace my better sweater vest from four years ago and was surprised to see a few differences. The stonewash is definitely darker, and the material seems heavier. So although it is warmer, I find it slightly more constricting. I am expecting this to stretch it and fit better after I wear it some more. I am 5'5" with a somewhat generic build and the XS fits me well, though an inch too long in the sleeves. More for casual than technical wear, but still a great piece.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sweater - Warm and Functional! I use this sweater for a mid layer on cold days, or on its own for mild days. You can wear it to the gym, and to dinner that evening so its very versatile, comfortable and warm. I am 6' 155lbs but very athletic and the medium fits me fine. Borderline needing a large but I like my clothes to fit my body well. Washes well and quality is great as usual from Patagonia.
Date published: 2016-02-02
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Is there a Patagonia jacket that comes in XL tall?

Asked by: Lisa105
Thanks for the question! Unfortunately, Patagonia does not offer any jackets with a "tall" option. I do have an North Face Apex Bionic Jacket that comes in XL Tall. I included a link below for you to check out. Also, Carhartt offers a "tall" option for almost all of their jackets. Hope this helps a little!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-12-03

What temperature range is this jacket good for? 

Asked by: Emily
Hiya Emily, thanks for your question. This item doesn't have a temperature rating because warmth is really based personal preference, activity level, weather conditions and / or clothing layers, etc. For most people, the Better Sweater is a great mid-layer. It is warm fall or spring option, or if you layer with a good baselayer, it can be warm enough for mildly cold conditions. Additionally, it can we worn as a baselayer under a waterproof jacket in bad weather. It is a versatile piece overall. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-02-25

Does this pill? I got him something similar last year from Eddie Bauer and it pills HORRIBLY. Granted, he wears it pretty much everyday this time of year  like one would a coat. Pilling is a SERIOUS pet peeve

Asked by: MoMaS
Hiya MoMaS, thanks for the question! I haven't heard any complaints about this pullover pilling but I have seen it mentioned on a blog. I assume over time, it is a possibility but with proper care and washing, you shouldn't have a problem. It can be machine washed but I would take extra precautions and wash it on the gentle cycle and/or wash it inside a pillow case. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-01-25

My boyfriend is 6ft and about 165 pounds..... What size should I get him??

Asked by: Kendall
Hiya Kendall, thanks for your question! Based on his description, I would recommend a size small or medium... depending on if he prefers a loose fit or plans to layer underneath it. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-11-28
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- + Size Guide

Men's Outerwear & Clothing
SIZE XX-Small X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Chest 31 - 33" 34 - 35" 35 - 37" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52"
Neck 13.5 - 14" 14 - 14.5" 15 - 15.5" 15.5 - 16" 16.5 - 17" 17 - 17.5" 17.5 - 18"
Sleeve 31" 32" 33" 34" 35" 36" 37"
Waist 26" 28" 29 - 30" 31 - 33" 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 40 - 42"
Inseam * 30" 31" 32" 33"
Women's Size Conversion - 4 - 6 8 - 10 12 - 14 14 - 16 -

Please note that the measurements provided above refer to the body size, and NOT the garment dimensions.

* Patagonia inseams will vary depending on the style. When a length is provided, please refer to the coordinating inseam lengths listed below. Any exceptions to these measurements would be provided in the product features or specifications.

Short = 30"       |       Regular = 32"       |       Long = 34"

Men's Gloves
SIZE X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Men's - 7 - 7.5" 8 - 8.5" 9 - 9.5" 10 - 10.5"
Unisex 6 - 6.5" 7 - 7.5" 8 - 8.5" 9 - 9.5" 10 - 10.5"

Measure your hands using flexible measuring tape, and measurements should be taken around the knuckles, and NOT the thumb.

Men's Hats
SIZE One Size Small / Medium Large / X-Large
Adult Head Circumference 21.75 - 24" 21.75 - 22.75" 22.75 - 24"
Men's Fit Guide Details & Info

Patagonia's measurements refer to body size and NOT garment dimensions. Sorry for yelling about it.

Each Patagonia product is designed and shaped specifically for its intended use, and below are their generalized four fit descriptions, and details about each fit. The Patagonia fit for each style can be found in the product description features or specifications.

• Conforms to the body's contours.

• Closer-fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.

• Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers. Men's regular fit pants have a slimmer fit through that thigh, lower leg, and cuff.

• Drapes loosely on the body. Men's relaxed fit pants have a bit of extra room through the hip, thigh, lower, and cuff.

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